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Use of 3D printing grows rapidly among orthopedic surgeons

Use of 3D printing grows rapidly among orthopedic surgeons

Written by David

December 17, 2019


3D printing technology is increasing in its capabilities to assist orthopedic surgeons in a variety of ways to enable its use in bone procedures.


A recent article in an orthopedic journal reaches the conclusion that advancements in 3D printing technology are transforming the specialists’ ability to provide care. Published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons, the article details how 3D printing is currently being used to create a model of a patient’s specific fracture pattern or bone pathology.


“Advancements in 3D printing technology and greater availability have enabled uses for prototyping, customization, research, simulation and so much more across the orthopaedic industry,” writes lead author Nathan Skelley, MD, medical director for orthopedic research at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, S.D. ‘Z3D printing applications can have a positive impact on a patient’s treatment in the clinic and in the operating room.” Maturation […]

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